Workers' Compensation Foot Injury Settlements and Benefits
There were over 1000 foot injuries that occurred on the job in Connecticut last year. That's thousands of people who, just like you, dealt with pain, decreased mobility, and much more. They deserve compensation, and so do you.
Foot injuries are one of the most common results of work injuries, particularly for employees who spend most of the workday standing or being active. These injuries are generally compensable if you were hurt on-the-job. You are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who caused the accident that resulted in your injury.
If you have been denied benefits or if your benefits have been altered, consult an experienced workers' compensation attorney immediately. At the Law Offices of James F. Aspell, P.C. we fight to protect the rights of injured workers by earning them the compensation that they rightfully deserve. Whether your injury seems “minor” or is as serious as an amputated foot, please know that we're here for you, we're on your side, and we won't rest until you have received the benefits you're owed.
Your Connecticut Foot Injury May Be Covered By Workers' Compensation
Below are some common foot injuries that may occur due to conditions, circumstances or accidents that occur in the workplace:
- Sprain or Strain
- Fracture or Break
- Achilles Tendon Tear
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Diabetic Ulcer Aggravation
Did you hurt your foot on the job or at work? You have just one year to file your PCT workers' compensation claim. Call James F. Aspell, P.C. to get the ball rolling. You won't pay any legal fees unless we win.
Average Workers' Compensation Settlements for Foot Injuries
The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates the average total cost of foot injury worker's compensation claims nationally to be $26,568 (in lost wages and medical costs). Below is a table for estimated settlement amounts based on the NSC claim cost average for foot injuries.
Workers' Compensation Benefits for Foot Injuries
Workers' compensation benefits for foot injuries are calculated based on a number of factors including:
- The severity of the injury
- Classification of disability (total or partial)
- Wage loss from the injury
- Medical expenses
- Prior disability benefits
In Connecticut , weekly compensation loss benefits are generally provided at 70% of average weekly wage (AWW) and capped at $1,141 per week.
Connecticut mandates employers to purchase workers' compensation insurance. As such, your employer's insurance company will be responsible for your medical bills for treatments and surgeries required to help you recover.
Foot Injuries That Affect Your Mobility On The Job
Whether you have suffered a broken foot, a sprain or strain, a crush injury, or any other foot injury, we understand the hardships you have been forced to endure. It is difficult to change duties at work while you are coping with injury, stress, and other hardships. You may be forced to miss work due to your injury, and that leads you and your family to suffer financially.
After you are hurt at work, it is important to know that you are not limited to seeing the doctor your employer suggests. Your New Britain workers' compensation attorney can refer you to a qualified, unbiased physician who can give you a fair and adequate examination.
Working With Experts To Help Injured Workers
Our lawyers work with medical, vocational, psychiatric, and economic experts to help our clients recover and establish the full value of their workers' compensation claim. We counsel and represent injured workers with all types of foot and ankle injury claims sustained in a variety of employment situations, including:
- Warehouse and manufacturing accidents
- Auto repair
- The hospitality industry
- Utility and Industrial jobs
- Shipping and trucking
- Nursing, CNA, and other Medical Work
- Office Work
- Any other occupation
Foot injuries sustained while on-the-job can occur gradually or occur immediately following an accident. Often, workers may downplay the extent of their injuries or try to “tough it out,” but it is important to seek medical attention if you are experiencing any pain.
Remember, your workers' comp claim must be filed within 1 year of the date of the injury. Don't delay, otherwise, you may be unable to seek recovery.
Get The Experienced Connecticut Worker's Comp Representation You Deserve After A Foot Injury
Without workers' compensation benefits for your work-related injury, you may be unable to cover the mounting medical bills on top of lost wages from being unable to work. However, the process of filing a workers' compensation claim after being hurt at work can be overwhelming. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you receive the benefits to which you are entitled, as well as help you understand medical or legal jargon.
Call Us To Discuss Getting Workers' Compensation For Your Foot Injury
Don't let an injured foot suffered at work hold you back from living a full life. Get the workers' compensation settlement or benefits you need to make a full recovery by contacting us to schedule a free initial consultation at 860-500-1414.
We handle all foot injury workers' compensation cases on a contingency basis, which means we do not get paid unless we obtain benefits on your behalf or we prevent the insurance company from stopping or altering your existing benefits.